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[ Act No. 1938, May 20, 1909 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AS GOVERNMENT PUPILS WHILE PURSUING A COURSE OF TRAINING FOR TEACHING, AND AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE FOR SUCH PUPILS FROM FUNDS DESIGNATED BY SECTION TWENTY-SIX OF ACT NUMBERED SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE, AS AMENDED.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Legislature, that:

SECTION  1. The Director of Education is hereby authorized, subject to the conditions which the Secretary of Public Instruction may require, to appoint Covernment students to receive the benefit of the provisions of this Act while pursuing a course in training  in the Philippine Normal School. Students so appointed shall have completed at least the studies of the second year  high-school course, except as elsewhere provided in this Act,  not be over fwentv-one years of age.

SEC. 2. The division superintendents of schools of the provinces organized under Act "Numbered Eighty-three, entitled "The Provincial Government: Act." and those in the Provinces of Palawan and Mindoro,  shall select from among the male and frmale students in the municipalities anf toenships inhabiterd by Christian tribes in their provinces those who, in the judgment of siad superintendents, possess the best qualifications to receive the instruction hereinbefore provided for, and shall recommend them to the Director of Education for appointment.  those appointed shall sign a contract by which they shall bind themselves to serve, upon the completion of the term of study, as municipal or Insular teachers in any of the municipalities of the province of their origin and faithfully to discharge the duties of the office for the salary which may be fixed by competent authority during a period of time equal to that employed by them in study under the privilleges of this act; Provided, That in case no student possessing the qualifications specified in section one of this Act resides in a province and desires to accept appointment, selection may be made of the best qualified students residing in the province, who hold certificates of completion of the intermediate course and are enrolled as students in any public secondary school.

SEC. 3. The total number ol' students which may be appointed  under this Act shall not exceed  one hundred  for the first year, and thereafter said number shall be determined in the appropriation Acts. The Director of Education shall distribute said number among the provinces organized under Act Numbered Eighty-three, and among the municipalities and townships of the Provinces of Palawan and Mindoro, taking into account the number of pupils in the public schools of each province during the term next preceding that when the selection  is made: Provided, That at least one student shall be chosen   Iron; each province.

SEC. 4.  Students selected shall be entitled to traveling and subsistence expenses from their place ol residence to Manila and vice versa, and shall receive during the trip and their stay in Manila for attendance at said classes, ns compensation of all expenses, the sum ol: twenty-five pesos a month.

SEC. 5. The Govemor-General is hereby directed to authorize the expenditure of a sum necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act, not exceeding thirty thousand pesos, from the funds which have accumulated under the provisions of section twenty-six of Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and sixty-one, as amended; such amount to be expended by the Director of Education for such traveling and other expenses of students appointed as hereinbefore provided and the Director of Education may consider necessary for the purposes of this Act.

SEC. 6. This Act shall not be construed to repeal or supersede any of the provisions of subsection (1) of section  forty of Act Numbered Eighty-two, as amended, but shall be in addition thereto.

SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, May 20, 1909.

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